Being compensated for an accident requires several key components. First, you must show that you were injured as the result of another party’s actions. Second, you have to document exactly what your injuries are, and what your prognosis for the future includes. Establishing the facts to demonstrate these factors takes proof, and can be done in several different ways. The most common forms of evidence include a police report, eyewitness testimony, and physician notes and reports.
If any of these pieces are lacking, or are too hard to decipher, you will have an uphill battle proving your case. In order for a Judge or jury to fully understand your case, you have to provide clear evidence of your injuries and what is needed to make you whole again. Your medical records are important and helpful to your case in the following ways:
- Medical records contain a medical diagnosis, but will also include the doctor’s observations at the time of injury. These types of notes make it easy to tell the story of the accident to an insurance adjuster, a Judge, or to a jury.
- Medical records show the extent of your injuries, and chronicle how long you received treatment before reaching a full recovery. This is important because it illustrates how badly you were hurt and what was required during your healing process.
- Medical records include information as to your future medical condition, and what to expect as far as long term or permanent injury. This information will aid a jury in awarding damages because it is this type of information that show the quality of life you will have going forward.
- Medical records itemize the cost of medical care needed to make you whole again. An itemization of the cost of care helps your case by letting the jury know how much it cost for you to get well.
When properly organized and presented, medical records can back up live testimony and make your condition clear. A clear and concise statement of how you were hurt, to what extent, and the required treatment makes it easy for a jury or for an insurance adjuster to analyze your case. We know how to develop the facts of your case and give them to the other side in a way that shows you are entitled to a maximum recovery for your circumstances. Contact our office today for more information.
If you have been in an accident, call our office to learn your options. Let an experienced attorney help you figure what is best for you. Call a Bloomington, Minnesota personal injury attorney today.